Ronald Gantner

Ron Gantner, CPA

Managing Principal


In his role as partner, Ron brings more than 27 years of project leasing, occupier representation, asset management, and property management experience to Cresa Detroit. A dedicated client advocate, Ron has completed more than 15 million square feet in transactions with an aggregate value of $2.5 billion in the past 10 years.


27400 Northwestern Highway
Southfield, MI 48034



Ron is a certified public accountant (CPA) and holds a real estate broker’s license in the state of Michigan.

Ron serves on the board of directors for the Detroit Parade Company and the Metro Detroit YMCA. He is an active member of the Urban Land Institute, Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce, and CoreNet. He also served on the board of directors for the Detroit Downtown Partnership from 1999 to 2008.

Ron was appointed to Cresa’s President’s Club in 2015 and received the Cresa Chairman’s award in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. He was recognized by Crain’s Detroit as one of Detroit’s “Most Connected People” in metro Detroit. Ron was also a participant in Detroit Regional Chamber’s Leadership Detroit Class XXIV, a group of leaders from Southeast Michigan promoting positive change in the community.

Ron is currently assisting in the development and execution of The District Detroit, a real estate strategy, helping to bring the most unique blend of local and national retailers and office users to the 50-block, mixed-use development led by the Ilitch organization.

Ron received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Michigan State University.

As a leader for the transaction management team, Ron helps clients achieve flexibility and predictability in their real estate. His insight into clients’ national site selection and development projects ensures their space is right for their brand, staff, and customers.

Prior to joining Plante Moran Cresa, Ron was an executive vice president and Michigan market leader for Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), where he earned recognition as one of JLL’s “Top Achievers” as well as a CoStar “PowerBroker.”